Description: U.S. stocks advanced, sending the Standard & Poorâ€™s 500 Index to the biggest weekly gain in two months, as the nationâ€™s manufacturing increased more than forecast and metal and oil prices surged.
Questions for discussion:Â
- What does the article suggest is an important indicator of stock market performance?
- Do you believe the news reports suggest more stock market increases over the next quarter? Explain your thinking.